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marielxhearts:

If there’s one thing you never get to experience in your life, let it be the tragic art of losing your sense of wonder. Never take this world for granted because there is beauty seeping through every aspect of this life.

Let yourself feel the magic of the windows down and the way wind feels on your face as it tousles your hair. Sit in awe of the skeletons of skyscrapers and half built highways knowing that humans created these amazing structures that withstand so much. Feel the ache of loneliness in a foreign city where no one knows your name. Get lost in the endless cornfields that fill the body of this country. Take in the blackness of the desert at night and how a full moon reflects off of your sticky summer skin. Remember what it felt like to be young, with the autumn chill sneaking through your jacket as you crunch fallen leaves beneath your sneakers. Remember your first kiss on the curb down the street by your childhood home and think about all of the different people you’ve had the opportunity to explore. Most of all, never apologize for feeling things to their fullest - for loving with your whole heart and aching with your whole body - because that is how you know that you are a part of this life.

Reblog with something you vow not to take for granted.

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George Takei on his time in Internment Camp


That time I stood around a rich man’s pool in Bel Air with George Takei and the rich man’s husband told us the mansion had once been owned by the Hormel family. You know, the chili company, canned meats, that sort of thing. This was the house Hormel built. And George Takei said, oh yes, we used to eat Hormel Spam in the internment camp.
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George Takei on his time in Internment Camp


That time I stood around a rich man’s pool in Bel Air with George Takei and the rich man’s husband told us the mansion had once been owned by the Hormel family. You know, the chili company, canned meats, that sort of thing. This was the house Hormel built. And George Takei said, oh yes, we used to eat Hormel Spam in the internment camp.
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George Takei on his time in Internment Camp


That time I stood around a rich man’s pool in Bel Air with George Takei and the rich man’s husband told us the mansion had once been owned by the Hormel family. You know, the chili company, canned meats, that sort of thing. This was the house Hormel built. And George Takei said, oh yes, we used to eat Hormel Spam in the internment camp.
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George Takei on his time in Internment Camp


That time I stood around a rich man’s pool in Bel Air with George Takei and the rich man’s husband told us the mansion had once been owned by the Hormel family. You know, the chili company, canned meats, that sort of thing. This was the house Hormel built. And George Takei said, oh yes, we used to eat Hormel Spam in the internment camp.
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George Takei on his time in Internment Camp


That time I stood around a rich man’s pool in Bel Air with George Takei and the rich man’s husband told us the mansion had once been owned by the Hormel family. You know, the chili company, canned meats, that sort of thing. This was the house Hormel built. And George Takei said, oh yes, we used to eat Hormel Spam in the internment camp.
ZoomInfo

George Takei on his time in Internment Camp


That time I stood around a rich man’s pool in Bel Air with George Takei and the rich man’s husband told us the mansion had once been owned by the Hormel family. You know, the chili company, canned meats, that sort of thing. This was the house Hormel built. And George Takei said, oh yes, we used to eat Hormel Spam in the internment camp.
ZoomInfo

George Takei on his time in Internment Camp

That time I stood around a rich man’s pool in Bel Air with George Takei and the rich man’s husband told us the mansion had once been owned by the Hormel family. You know, the chili company, canned meats, that sort of thing. This was the house Hormel built. And George Takei said, oh yes, we used to eat Hormel Spam in the internment camp.

(Source: winthisbattle, via soemily)

"We can demand apologies and force PR teams to write statements, but if we fail to understand why others think and believe the way they do, we will never be able to help them evolve. Social justice workers are taught to ‘meet people where they are.’ All too often it seems our real goal is to drag others who think differently to where we want them to be, kicking and screaming, without investing real time in the lives and experiences of others. As a friend once told me, that pathway results in social justice work being ‘incredibly social’ and ‘insufficiently just.’"